NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations


GOES-13 Sounder IR data is not available. All products from GOES-13 (GOES-East) Sounder IR data have been halted and distribution has been stopped except the Sounder ASOS SCP products for CONUS, which are replaced with GOES-East Imager ASOS SCP products for CONUS. Engineers are investigating the problem.

Aerosol Products

    Operational Products
Aerosol Optical Thickness Product is composite global field of Aerosol Optical Thickness based on one month of data of aerosol optical thickness retrievals over the oceans. It is derived from AVHRR channel 1 and has a resolution of 100 km. The optical thickness at each gridpoint is the average of the optical thicknesses calculated for each week within the month at that gridpoint.

Product Links:
Page  |  Daily Analysis  |  8-Day Composites
8-Day Composites (1.6 Micron)  |  Monthly Mean

Sample Aerosol Optical Thickness Product

POES Resolution: 100 Km Frequency: Daily, Weekly, Monthly
Biomass Burning Emissions Product (BBEP) The Blended-BBEP and GBBEPx are continuous products of biomass burning emissions, which are used to replace previous operational product. Previously, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Biomass Burning Emission Products (GBBEP) are produced from GOES-E and GOES-W fire products separately. Current Blended-BBEP and GBBEPx are produced by blending fires detected from GOES-E, GOES-W, MODIS, and AVHRR. The outputs are written in both ASCII and netCDF files which include burned area and all emission species (PM2.5, CO, CH4, CO2, TNMHC, NH3, N2O, NOX, and SO2).

Product Links:
Blended BBEP and GBBEPx

Sample GBBEP Image


GOES and POES Resolution: 4km Frequency: 6 hours and daily
GOES Aerosol Smoke Products (GASP) Product provides aerosol optical depth (AOD) using GOES visible channel imagery and utilizes a cloud screening algorithm. A look-up table is used to estimate the AOD using the difference in reflectance between current cloud free pixels and those of a 28 day clear sky composite image. Over the GASP-East domain, the automated smoke detection and tracking algorithm (ASDTA) uses a source apportionment technique to derive AOD associated with fires.

Product Links:
GASP-East AOD and ASDTA Smoke-East AOD
GASP-West AOD and ASDTA Smoke-West AOD

Sample GASP Image

GOES Resolution: 4 Km Frequency: 30 Minutes